Chocolate & Kale Protein Smoothie

I caught my kids’ cold. Ugh! Just when I thought I wasn’t going to get the bug…it hit me. But I am determined to keep working out because (fingers crossed) maybe it will help kick this cold!

I forced myself went to yoga, came home and decided that I had to make a smoothie. Smoothies cure all, right?! (I’m sort of on a green smoothie kick – if you couldn’t tell from THIS post a couple weeks ago…) I had a bag of kale sitting in the fridge and I decided to improvise a little.

Who would have thought kale and chocolate would go so well together?! This smoothie was honestly SO tasty. Definitely didn’t taste healthy! :) I can’t wait to make it again! Kale is full of vitamins and antioxidants, add in the protein from the peanut butter & protein powder, a little banana and BAM! A super healthy, filling and delicious smoothie! Perfect for breakfast, after a workout or just because. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Chocolate & Kale Protein Smoothie
Easy and delicious protein smoothie with kale, peanut butter and chocolate protein powder. You won't even know it's healthy!
Recipe type: Drinks
  • 2 cups fresh chopped kale
  • ¾ c. skim or almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use 100% Whey)
  • 1 spoonful peanut butter
  • ½ banana
  • 1 handful ice
  1. Blend kale with milk in a blender until combined.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and ENJOY!!

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  1. 1


    Ah my 2 favorites things in the foodie world: kale and chocolate – seriously. And in a shake no less! Yum. This reminds me of a Shamrock Shake I made with spinach, almond milk, frozen banana, and peppermint extract the other day. I’m on a smoothie kick and will definitely be trying this one soon! :) Happy spring!

  2. 2


    You sure know how to tempt a girl, this looks so good. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. 9


    So, I tried this smoothie this morning, but made a change:

    1 TBSP almond butter (because it better for me)

    1/4 c aprox. pumpkin flax granola (natures’ path)

    1 TBSP Flax seed

    I was very good. I even got my DH (dear husband) to eat/drink a vegetable. Normally, DH would not touch Kale.

    Thanks for posting,


  4. 14

    RB says

    I made this for my sister yesterday, and she loved it – so did I! It’s very tasty, and we did not taste the kale in it.

  5. 16

    Jessica says

    This was my first Kale shake…ever! And it was awesome! Will definitely be a regular for me. I did substitute almond butter for PB (my preference) and put an entire banana instead of a half (it was already prepped that way).

    Super stoked to have found a way to “get down kale” haha. I’ll actually look forward to it now!


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